Melrose Rugby Football Club
Villager - Stellenbosch - Christchurch - Nawaka - Oxford University
Nawaka Rugby Club is currently the top club from Nadi part of Fiji and is a major provider of players for their national 7's and 15's teams. Their players are drawn from the Nadi and Suva (the capital city) area of Fiji and the Nawaka side for Melrose is expected to include Sailosi Nawavu (who has also represented our Barbarians), Semisi Naevo, Tokoni Luva, Norman Laira, Lalai Driv and Jonetani Vula.
The Nawaka Club has played previously at major European tournaments including those at Lisbon, Cascais and Madrid and has contested the finals of five important Fijian tournaments already this season, winning three. These gifted seven-a-side exponents will provide formidable opposition at the millenium tournament at the home of sevens. Fiji's Minister of sport is a member of the Nawaka club.
Tevita Ratuva, Administration Manager to the Fijian R.F.U. is keen to see a regular invitation being extended, on an annual basis, for Fiji's Championship winners to play at Melrose.
Melrose RFC: Melrose Sevens 2000 - Melrose Sevens 1999